There isn't a mom out there who hasn't taken their child to the ER at least once. If you have four you just multiply that... So I know the local ER pretty well, and they know me. I am sitting there right now because it looks like DS#2 has chicken-pox. Lovely right? See, I knew I shouldn't have let the public health nurse guilt me into the vaccine!LOL
But what I really want to say is a little alhamdulilah.
Alhamdulilah I live in a place where the state makes sure kids can afford to go to the ER even if their parents don't have a job with insurance.
Alhamdulilah I am here for something simple and totally treatable.
Alhamdulilah for how long it has been since DH was the one I was here with (masha'allah).
Alhamdulilah I live in a time and place where a minor childhood illness is not life threatening.